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Katharine Berkoff to Compete for USA Swim at World University Games in Italy

USA Swimming will be represented by a 52-member squad, including Missoula Aquatic Club standout Katharine Berkoff, that will represent the United States July 4-10 at the 2019 World University Games in Naples, Italy.

Berkoff will complete in the 50 and 100 meter backstroke events. Berkoff also competed at the 2018 Junior Pan Pacific Championships in Fiji. Berkoff will attend North Carolina State this fall.

Also highlighting the roster are eight swimmers who competed for Team USA at the 2018 Pan Pacific Championships: Gabby DeLoof (Grosse Pointe, Mich./Michigan), Ella Eastin (Irvine, Calif./Stanford), Hannah Moore (Cary, N.C./NC State), Zach Apple (Trenton, Ohio/Indiana), Robert Finke (Clearwater, Fla./Florida), Sean Grieshop (Cedar Park, Texas/California), Austin Katz (Sarasota, Fla./Texas) and Justin Ress (Cary, N.C./NC State).

Apple, DeLoof and Jack Levant (Southlake, Texas/Stanford) also will compete at the 2019 FINA World Championships as relay-only swimmers.

A complete roster can be found online at usaswimming.org or here.

Seventeen different college programs are represented on the roster with Texas leading the way with eight swimmers slated to compete. California and NC State follow with six team members each.

The seven-day swimming competition is scheduled for July 4-10, 2019. Full competition information can be found online at www.universiade2019napoli.it.

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https://www.usaswimming.org/news-landing-page/2018/10/18/usa-swimming-sets-2019-world-university-games-roster

Credit: USA Swimming, October 18, 2018